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As The Mourning Ends

The most poignant part of sitting Shiva for my mother a”h was observing my nieces and nephews and their children caring for us, the older generation. I envied these people for being able to honor their parents by bringing food and drinks, and doing all...

Parsha Mitzvot: Vayechi: Mitzvah 264 – Concept 587

“And he ordained a seven-day mourning in Goren HaAtad.” (Genesis 50:10) It is a positive commandment to mourn for one’s close relatives, as implied by the verse, “Were I to partake of a sin offering today, would it find favor in God’s eyes?” (Leviticus 10:20) According